Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
If you have a question that isn't answered here, please contact us
Opening times are:
Tickets bought in advance can be used on any single day i.e. any one of the four days (Thursday to Sunday). Tickets are valid for one Show day only.
Advance Tickets can be purchased online until 5pm on Wednesday 19th June 2019 and will be sent electronically.
Adult/Concessionary Tickets have been simplified into one Adult Advance Ticket, to give the best discount for early purchase.
Adult (aged 16+): £24.00
Children aged 15 or under go free when accompanied by a paying adult
Advance Car Parking £8.00 per car per day
On The Gate Tickets
Adult (aged 16+): £29.00
Children aged 15 or under go free when accompanied by a paying adult
Car Parking: £10.00 per day per car
Concession Tickets are available for
Individuals age 60+
Young people aged 16 & 17 in full-time education
Please note that I.D may be requested at the gate
A concessionary ticket is only available at the gates and costs £27. ID may be requested when purchasing.
Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard are the only credit cards that are accepted at public entrances. We are NOT able to accept American Express.
The Royal Highland Show is a busy place so we encourage you to leave your dogs at home.
If you decide to bring your dog, it must be kept on a leash at all times and with the exception of Assistance Dogs will not be admitted to the Grandstands, Exhibition Halls, Discovery Centre or Catering establishments.
Dogs must NOT be left unattended in vehicles.
Yes - Advanced Mobility Hire will operate two hire stations,with one at the West Entrance and one at the East Entrance. Please book directly
with Advanced Mobility Hire ( and not Show organisers)
To book by phone call 01274 297777 or via website below
Please ensure that your Local Authority Disabled Badge is displayed clearly on the windscreen of your vehicle on approach to the Royal Highland Show, so it can be checked.
.All visitors to the Royal Highland Show must purchase a ticket to enter. However, if you require the assistance of a carer in order to access the Show then your carer would be permitted free of charge to the Royal Highland Show.Please let gate staff know that the person accompanying you is your carer when you arrive and they will be permitted to enter.
There is a left luggage facility situated in the reception area of the Highland Hall (Cattle Hall) located on 15th Avenue.
Should you choose to become a member of the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), you will receive a four- day ticket to the Royal Highland Show along with other discounts and benefits.
Information regarding membership can be found at https://rhass.org.uk
Think practical and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
The Royal Highland Show covers over 280 acres and comprises of both indoor and outdoor offerings.
Scotland has been known to experience all four seasons in one day, so it would be advisable to opt for layering clothing and bring a waterproof.
The Royal Highland Show is organised by The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). A registered charity, RHASS plays a pivotal role in the creation of a better public understanding of the management of the land and rural resources. RHASS delivers world-class education programmes through its educational charity the Royal Highland Education Trust and provides engaging platforms to showcase the best in farming, food and rural living through the Royal Highland Show.
You can bring a picnic but we do have a large offering of food to go establishments within our food courts.
Alcohol cannot be brought into the Showground. There are a number of bars situated around the Showground, opening times are as follows:
Thursday - Saturday 11am until 10pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm
You can arrange medical assistance by
Contacting the Joint Agency Control Centre within the Showground on 0131 335 6274 / 6276 or in the event of an emergency call 999
Report to the Medical Centre located to the east of the Main Ring on Avenue L
Contact the nearest Steward/Security personnel or staff member who will arrange medical assistance for you
There are multiple permanent toilet blocks with disabled and baby changing facilities located across the Showground.
There are is also a Parents Room located in the Highland Hall on 15th Avenue.
There is also a Changing Places Toilet located in the Cattle Hall/ Highland Hall on 15th Avenue.
We will have an additional adult changing facility located at the East entrance
Smoking is NOT permitted in any enclosed building or space including the marquees.
The Royal Highland Show attracts big crowds and this will inevitably result in some delays in entering the Show at peak times.
Our best advice is to arrive early - gates open at 07.00am. Purchasing advance tickets ahead of time also means that you can gain entry to the Show quickly and efficiently.
We have invested heavily in improving our car parking facilities to keep delays to a minimum. Car parking attendants will guide you to a space.
Yes, please inform the gate attendant and you will receive a hand stamp to allow re-entry
The Royal Highland Show is a must for younger visitors and it is free for those aged 15 and under.
The Discovery Centre located on Avenue Q is a must for children of all ages. There are interactive sessions which children can participate in, as well as lots of things to learn about.
Each area within the Royal Highland Show has a number of attractions including live music, the cookery theatre, Grand Parade and much more. Children can also get close to creatures in the Poultry and Honey marquees, where they can learn the bee dance and make candles.
Many children love tractors, so it's worth visiting the machinery trade stands, however, please don't allow children to climb on the displays - it is not safe for them to do so.
There will be free wrist bands for writing a parent or guardian's phone number, which helps ensure that you are quickly reunited with your child should they become separated. These can be collected from The Rotary Club at both main entrances.
Car parking is charged at £10.00 per car per day.
We encourage you to consider taking public transport and have worked with public transport operators to ensure convenient drop off and pick up points. Motorcycles and bicycles are not charged a fee.
There is a taxi rank outside the East Gate Entrance (Gate 1) located on Ingliston Road.
The majority of the Royal Highland Show is on a rolling programme with certain classes of competitions held on particular days.
Thursday and Friday are considered to be less busy and are considered to be the "trade" days with Saturday and Sunday considered as "family" days.
We suggest that you keep an eye out on social media as many of our exhibitors post special offers on these platforms.
Membership to RHASS (The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland) allows entry to the Members' Area with private dining room and superiors views of the Showground.
Full ticket terms and conditions are available here
There will be a bike rack at the East entrance and West entrance. Please bring your own lock to secure.